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May 1st 2008
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NativeHel per error in CatDV Pro
by James Beattie 3 years ago
I am putting this note here to help others. When installing CatDV Pro 11.1, I was receiving a NativeHelper error. This is related to DirectX. Install the package from the link below, and it should fix
Re: NativeHel per error in CatDV Pro
by bryson jones 3 years ago
Dude, thank you for this! bryson bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com northshoreautomation.com
Moving Markers (locators) in the Source Window
by Todd Sandler 5 years ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut that will move an existing locator from one point to another Im trying to avoid going into the marker window and manually entering the new TC For example, I prematurely se
Re: Moving Markers (locators) in the Source Window
by James Beattie 5 years ago
I believe you can move the mark by pressing the Alt key. James Beattie ACSR Elite Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group
Problems with MC 8 and XDCAM
by Johan Windh 5 years ago
Hi. Bought full license today and installed MC 8 over MC 7 on the Mac Pro. We have a Black Magic Decklink 2 card. Currently working on some XDCAM material but MC 8 is acting wierd. After a while of ed
Re: Problems with MC 8 and XDCAM
by James Beattie 5 years ago
I had a similar issue on multiple systems at a college. This helped: http: avid.force.com pkb articles en_US troubleshooting Hangs-entering-trim-mode-with-3rd-party-Open-IO-hardware popup=true&NewLang
MC 4 --- How to get it??????
by Ross Spears 5 years ago
Several years ago, as I was first starting a big project, I asked this CC forum about MC 4 versus MC 5. Larry, who has since passed away, answered my queries by saying "Why should you move to MC5 when
Re: MC 4 --- How to get it??????
by James Beattie 5 years ago
The good news Theoretically, if you have a Dongle of Media Composer that is higher than 4, then it should run 4 just fine. As long as you are licensed higher than you need. then you would install MC 4
Advise for this newbie : What are Avid Nitris /DS ,Adrenaline ,Mojo ,Symphony,etc exactly ?
by Shravan Ram 5 years ago
Hey guys,I'm a beginner editor,and I've proficient with the 3 major NLEs, however in many of the job descriptions ,I come across these softwares such as Nitris DS ,Adrenaline ,Mojo,etc I only know how
Re: Advise for this newbie : What are Avid Nitris /DS ,Adrenaline ,Mojo ,Symphony,etc exactly ?
by James Beattie 5 years ago
First, how easy are the tools to learn: There a many editing systems in the market. Sony makes a great editor and it seems like many other companies come up with a new one yearly. Editing is all about
Avid Mac Media Offline
by Matthew Edwards 6 years ago
Hey guys! I am New to avid i am coming from final cut 7 and i have been editing a project and all the sudden it says media offline. Now when i move a segment that is offline it reconnects. I don't kno
Re: Avid Mac Media Offline
by James Beattie 6 years ago
I agree with Glenn, it sounds like an external drive is going offline. Are you primarily AMA, or are you importing into the Avid If you are importing files, all Avid files go into Avid MediaFiles fold
Media Tool not showing all audio files
by John Hill 6 years ago
I've got avid mc 5.5 and when I open the media tool to take a look at a drive, my "Media: drive, the Tool will show me the music files on that drive represented by their waveform audio icons. However,
Re: Media Tool not showing all audio files
by James Beattie 6 years ago
This is an older post, but Avid Masterclips that have audio and video are shown as a master clip. If they only have audio when originally imported or captured, it shows the audio clip. James Beattie A
Awful noise with Digi 002
by Paul Campbell 6 years ago
Hi. I'm running PT10 on an iMac w Snow Leopard, using an old Digi 002 as the i o. The Digi connects to the iMac via 1394 Firewire. There's an awful digital "grizz" that comes through the Digi, both at
Re: Awful noise with Digi 002
by James Beattie 6 years ago
I have seen this when you have the Macintosh audio connected to an external pair of speakers or a mixer. It ends up being a grounding issue. Better to buy an isolation transformer if you want audio ou
relinking mix
by chris rubino 6 years ago
Hi all, i am having issues relinking a project i recieved in avid. 98% of the material relinks, but some gfx dont. Now i see the clips in the media tool and the mfx data in the mfx Folder, so how do I
Re: relinking mix
by James Beattie 6 years ago
Are these titles, or are they really just imported graphics that didnt make it over If you don't need the Alpha channel, you go to the media tool and it will display. James Beattie ACSR Elite Avid ACI
Consolidating and Archiving Projects
by Andy Peters 6 years ago
Hey! Could you guys give me some advice on how to consolidate and archive projects in MC7 working with shared storage and LTO I'm still a bit new to this whole archiving process. Many of these project
Re: Consolidating and Archiving Projects
by James Beattie 6 years ago
There are a couple of ways to address this issue. An a few questions to help get you there. A a high level, they are: 1. Create an AS11 2. Consolidate media to an external drive, which will create an
Avid 6.0 on Unity files not scanning databases properly when using Mac :SOLUTION
by James Beattie 6 years ago
Hello folks, I am an Avid ACSR in Atlanta, Georgia at Comprehensive Technical Group. We have been doing more and more support for systems brought from the West coast. And the first service call we are
DLT capture to FCP
by Chris Etheredge 6 years ago
Hello, I'm fairly new to understanding DLT tapes and recently been asked to complete a job for a client involving such. The client needs for me to pull whats off of the DLT tapes and get them into a f
Re: DLT capture to FCP
by Kevin Francis 6 years ago
DLT is old technology! Your going to need a SCSI connection most likely. We used to use a SCSI to firewire adapter most recently when we had to restore from DLT. But the most important question will b
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Importing media into MC 6.5
by Victor Vazquez 6 years ago
Hello, I am very new to using Avid (I'm using Media Composer 6.5) and I'm not able to import any media into my bins. When I try to import, the message "There are no media drives available. You will on
Re: Importing media into MC 6.5
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
I'm running out of ideas... perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling the software Michael
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FF Skips over 1st Edit and goes to 2nd edit. Why?
by Adam Berch 6 years ago
Hello, I have mapped the FF & RW to my keyboard so I can go to the next Edit or the Previous edit on the timeline. I am at the beginning of the timeline and there is an edit I made 1 second into the t
Re: FF Skips over 1st Edit and goes to 2nd edit. Why?
by Job ter Burg 6 years ago
Track selectors (not monitoring) determine your stop points.
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Crashing when tring to install Media composer 6.5
by Vasja Mihelcic 6 years ago
Hello, I have problems installing Avid Media composer 6.5. It crashes upon the process of installation. I,m running iMac i7 3,4 Ghz intel Core, 32 GB 1600MHz, Fusion drive (Late 2012) OS x 10.8.3 Any
Re: Crashing when tring to install Media composer 6.5
by John Pale 6 years ago
Copy the installer from the disk image you downloaded to your desktop. Unmount the disk image. I had the same problem. Worked fine after copying to the desktop. It's a bug. Avid is aware of it, but do
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AMC - transferring from mac to avid server
by Jeff Lent 6 years ago
Hi there, Im a student in college learning production and post production. Unfortunately, using the college equipment was not an option for me and I had to do most of my editing at home. I am at the e
Re: AMC - transferring from mac to avid server
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
I use xFAT formatting to transfer between OS's as it does not have the file size limitations of FAT32. Michael
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Clip goes blank
by Daniel Schultz 6 years ago
I've got a bin full of clips that I've transcoded. They all used to play fine in the source monitor. Now one of the clips seems to load in fine, but then it's just black on the screen. The playhead mo
Re: Clip goes blank
by James Patterson 6 years ago
Have you deselected the monitor button for the clip by accident Best Paddy
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best pratice for importing final Audio from a DAW
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I'm Curious what would be the general consenses on the best practice for importing a Final Wav that has come from a DAW. Aussming the final mix is a Stereo file, do you import as a stereo clip and put
Re: best pratice for importing final Audio from a DAW
by John Pale 6 years ago
No difference between using stereo or mono tracks. stereo tracks are a recent addition to Media Composer, so most of us old school users will use mono tracks. I would duplicate the sequence, then dele
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Question for a simple effect
by David Lewis 6 years ago
I am trying to create a "highlight" circle around an image, where the rest of the photo would fade to a greyed blackened subdued background. I'm having trouble creating this! What I ended up doing was
Re: Question for a simple effect
by David Lewis 6 years ago
Hi James! Excellent help, thank you. Just watched the tutorial. I never used this FX before and I'm sure it has a LOT of applications. I'll work with it and no doubt it will resolve the issue. I appre
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Avid beginner tutorials?
by David Hala 6 years ago
I've been primarily a FCP and Premiere editor, and would like to learn Avid. Can anyone here recommend a tutorial site to speed the transition
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Re: Avid beginner tutorials?
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
David- I was in your position four months ago and frankly found there to be a wealth of resources. A good place to begin is right here with the COW's Kevin P. McAuliffe series of video tutorials. They
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Will dual video cards inside a Mac Pro increase render speed in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Tony Velez 6 years ago
Hi. Have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 Model with an ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB video card and dual monitors. Would adding a second ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB video card to the empty video card slot in the Mac P
Re: Will dual video cards inside a Mac Pro increase render speed in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Joseph Owens 6 years ago
Tony Velez "Would adding a second ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB video card to the empty video card slot in the Mac Pro tower help increase the render speed in final cut pro 7 " Shane is as usual correct
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exposure and levels plugin
by joshua schwarz 6 years ago
is there any way to adjust levels and exposure using a histogram within media composer i find myself exporting sequences to after effects just to use those tools. joshua schwarz, producer editor post
Re: exposure and levels plugin
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
Color Correction workspace. Set the right or left monitor of the three-up to show you histograms and go wild. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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AMA workflow, will this work?
by Ken Geary 6 years ago
We are currently acquiring a PROmax 32TB server for our 1 AVID workstation and shared GFX workstations (and another future AVID). We still use tape to archive our final Masters. Here's my thoughts on
Re: AMA workflow, will this work?
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
AMA is simply a way to access the original tapeless media, so that you can import it as Avid media, either full res, or offline res, and reconnect to the source later. Editing with footage accessed vi
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Animaorphic footage + blow up to resolve
by Ricky Milling 6 years ago
Hi guys, bit of a problem, usually when i edit a piece (via AMA) i can export it to a aaf file and then import it to Resolve and it all connects easily. However with this current project i am running
Re: Animaorphic footage + blow up to resolve
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
Use the "resize" effect and not "blowup" which tracks changes in traditional field charts. I just did a test with resize and AAF to Resolve and it worked fine. Michael
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AMA Linked Final Version Now What?
by Brian Bruhn 6 years ago
Hello Folks, Against all odds I have been editing via AMA linked volumes for the life of my current project. The project is a feature documentary and was all shot on Panasonic HVX-200 in 720PN 23.976
Re: AMA Linked Final Version Now What?
by Pepijn Klijs 6 years ago
No, actually you can continue with your transcoded sequence, edit again with ama media. When you're finished you can transcode again and avid will only transcode the ama media. I do this all the time.
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Canon AMA Plugin problems
by Daniel Schultz 6 years ago
Anybody! Somebody! Please help! I'm still having problems with installing my Canon AMA plugin! Arghh!! System: Mountain Lion 10.8.3 MC: 6.5.0 All other plugins loaded and worked properly (Panasonic P2
Re: Canon AMA Plugin problems
by Daniel Schultz 6 years ago
OMIGOD! IT WORKS! After what feels like weeks of trying to make it work. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! (And the little screen video was appreciated too!!!!) Really...thanks James!!! Dan S.
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Considering Synology DS412+ NAS
by Mark Crenshaw 7 years ago
As we have transitioned to HD and a full digital workflow, we are in need of network attached solution for backup and archiving. After some research and budget considerations, I've landed on the Synol
Re: Considering Synology DS412+ NAS
by James Beattie 7 years ago
In that case, it is an excellent solution. May I recommend Raid 6, or 5+1 configuration on the Synology. Raid 5 will give you redundancy if you lose 1 drive, Raid 6 or 5+1 give you 2, but eats up your
Media Composer 6 prevent from Transcoding
by Thomas Frank 8 years ago
Hello hello, we are still giving MC6 a test run, but there is a small little drag that we are having. When we add clips ProRes into the Bins it is creating or transcoding the clips which halts MC6. Is
Re: Media Composer 6 prevent from Transcoding
by Jacob Lanum 8 years ago
When you drag clips in mc will import them. Instead either right click in the bin to link via ama or link to ama volume. All your media will be instantly ready for editing.
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Matching clip names to file names in AVID
by Matt Greif 8 years ago
I have a large number of captured clips in Avid 5.0.3. Ideally, I'd like to be able to export a tabbed text document that has a columns for the Clip Name, Tape Name and the AMA file names so I know ex
Re: Matching clip names to file names in AVID
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Matt Greif "columns for the Clip Name, Tape Name and the AMA file names" Matt, is this captured footage You mention AMA file names and these are handled differently. If you are doing AMA, the Clip Na
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Can my imac run AVID?
by Lloyd Paul Rivers 8 years ago
i have out about 10 clips into the timeline from a 5dmk2. There are no effects on any of the clips but i still have a red bar in the timecode which when i googled says my system isn't good enough to r
Re: Can my imac run AVID?
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Transcode the footage to DNxHD. Avid doesn't edit H.264 well natively. Even if you had a beefy machine. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Considering Move to Avid- Best way to make lots of lower thirds.
by Devin Crane 8 years ago
Currently we have a pre-made Motion file that we use as our template and copy text from a log file into that template and make close to 50 lower thirds for each program. It's nice since we don't have
Re: Considering Move to Avid- Best way to make lots of lower thirds.
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
Check out this tutorial...http: avidscreencast.com 2010 02 17-automate-title-creation-with-marquees-autotitler You can have the Avid automaticly create all you L3rds from a text file (after you set up
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Compressor Issues
by Luca Fiore 8 years ago
Hello all, While exporting something in compressor, my mac crashed and I'm trying to re-do the process but for some reason compressor now refuses to begin the export on this new batch. It's as if it's
Re: Compressor Issues
by James Beattie 8 years ago
Run compressor repair. Works for me all the time. http: www.digitalrebellion.com compressorrepair
Snow Leopard installed, FCP7 does'nt work anymore
by Nhan Nguyen Dinh 8 years ago
Hi, I've just installed Snow Leopard in my Mac Pro Nehalem. When I double clic on FCP 7, it cannot open. On the menu I just have "FinalCut" and "Help" I reinstalled FCP Studio :anything changed Thank
Re: Snow Leopard installed, FCP7 does'nt work anymore
by James Beattie 8 years ago
When you boot, do you hear a mac chime. Sounds like you have more issues than Final Cut pro. You may need to seek the help of a mac service center.
OT: BitVice MPEG-2 encoder free version now available
by Alan Okey 8 years ago
http: www.innobits.com mop index.php hmark=ccd6d3a47edfc9a0bb26054a4722073e&tim=20110729 BitVice MPEG-2 Encoder now for free We want more people to experience the advantages of using BitVice for MPEG-
Re: OT: BitVice MPEG-2 encoder free version now available
by James Beattie 8 years ago
For years I have clients who have been using Bitvice to deliver better quality DVDs and broadcast Mpegs. It is definitely worth a look, and I am sure everyone will see the difference.
Final Cut Pro won't open
by Michelle LaRock 8 years ago
Last nigh while digitizing I accidently unplugged an external hard drive. I saved the project and powered the computer down. Now FCP won't open. It goes so far and quits. I've tried...repairing permis
Re: Final Cut Pro won't open
by James Beattie 8 years ago
Is the firewire connection the only device on the firewire chain The G5 may have more than 1 firewire port, but they all connect to the same chip. Make sure there are no external devices connected oth
Multicamera editing in Final Cut Pro at Prores 422 HQ 1080 23.98
by James Beattie 8 years ago
Working with a client who is working on a brand new Mac 8 core machine with 10 GB of ram. Os 10.6, FCP 7.0.3, Blackmagic, using facilis on 3 systems. They are editing multicamera footage shot on the A
Re: Multicamera editing in Final Cut Pro at Prores 422 HQ 1080 23.98
by James Beattie 8 years ago
Success! Got bitten by the fact that the projects are just too darn big. Multicam means twice the number of objects, which turns into a larger project. I discovered that when the Final Cut Pro hit 1.9
Unexpectedly Quits using Blackmagic Codec Plugin
by Matt Campbell 9 years ago
I'm running FCP 7 and every time I try and open a still image in the viewer, .png files sized to 72 dpi and nothing is larger than 1920 pixels, FCP quits and gives the below message. How do you fix th
Re: Unexpectedly Quits using Blackmagic Codec Plugin
by James Beattie 8 years ago
I had this issue consistently. I even swapped in an AJA card, then the problem followed, but said AJA instead. If you go into Activity monitor, look and see how much memory Final Cut Pro is using. If
Sony XDCAM import crashes system
by James Beattie 11 years ago
10.5.2 running FCP 6.0.3 on a new Mac Intel with 4GB of Ram. We are having intermittent issues when capturing XDCAM footage (file import process). When importing one clip, the process is great. When y
Re: Sony XDCAM import crashes system
by Mark Maness 11 years ago
Are you using Sony's Transfer 2.5.1 Have you made sure that everything is up to date on the firmware of the Macs Have you made sure that your cards are in the right slots and the memory is placed in t
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